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Can diet soft drinks invite heart attacks?

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Research suggest that those who drank diet soft drinks daily were 43 percent more likely to have suffered a vascular event such as as metabolic syndrome, diabetes and high blood pressure than those who drank none.

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People who consume diet soft drinks daily could be unwittingly inviting strokes and heart attacks.


Conversely, taking them in moderation donalt39t seem to perk chances of vascular events, a form of cardiovascular disease primarily affecting the blood vessels, says a new study.

Diet soft drinks are typically sugar- free, artificially sweetened, carbonated nonalcoholic beverages generally marketed towards healthconscious people, diabetics, athletes, and other people who want to lose weight.

Gardener and team examined the relationship between both diet and regular soft drink consumption and risk of stroke heart attack, according to a Miami statement.

Data were analyzed from 2,564 participants in the Northern Manhattan Study, which was designed to determine stroke incidence, risk factors and prognosis in a multi- ethnic urban population.

They found that those who drank diet soft drinks daily were 43 percent more likely to have suffered a vascular event than those who drank none, after taking into account pre- existing vascular conditions such as metabolic syndrome, diabetes and high blood pressure.- IANS